Justin-Theroux-in-The-LeftoversWith Game of Thrones opening to universal praise over the weekend, HBO are showing no signs of letting up for the rest of the year, using the new season’s premiere to launch the first teaser for their upcoming new series, The Leftovers.

Courtesy of Damon Lindelof, best known for his work on Lost, Prometheus, and Star Trek Into Darkness, the new series adapts the bestselling novel of the same name by Tom Perrotta.

When 2% of the world’s population abruptly disappears without explanation, the world struggles to understand just what they’re supposed to do about it. The new drama series ‘The Leftovers’ is the story of the people who didn’t make the cut.

Based on the bestselling novel by Tom Perrotta, ‘The Leftovers’ follows Kevin Garvey, a father of two and the chief of police in a small New York suburb, as he tries to maintain some semblance of normalcy when the notion no longer applies.

Justin Theroux takes the lead as Kevin Garcey, who is translated from the novel’s mayor into the town’s chief of police in the series, starring alongside Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, and Amanda Warren.

Returning to the small screen following his acclaimed Lone Survivor, Peter Berg takes to the helm for the pilot, and has also directed the pilot for the network’s half-hour comedy Ballers, starring Pain & Gain’s Dwayne Johnson. Having Berg on board for two of their upcoming series is definitely a nice win for HBO, who have of course been constantly on the rise in recent years.

The Leftovers is set to premiere on HBO on June 15th this year. No word yet on when or where it might be broadcast here in the UK, but Sky Atlantic naturally seems like a safe bet.